IRIS DMC Web Services

Services implementation: PH5WS

Request tools

Service interface Version Summary Return options



metadata for time series data stored in PH5 format



active and passive source time series for data stored in PH5 format



active source event metadata for time series data stored in PH5 format


The IRIS Data Management Center’s PH5 web services provide FDSN compliant access to PH5 data and metadata at the IRIS DMC. FDSN Specifications can be found here

Web services can be accessed in a number of different ways:

A http://webservices mailing list (with archive) is available. Users of these services are encouraged to sign up for the mailing list to receive announcements of services changes and interruptions, beta releases and to take part in discussions related to the services or ask for help.

For more information about the PH5 data format please see the PH5 GitHub wiki.

Real time data

All open data arriving in (near) real time at the IRIS DMC are available from the DMC’s SeedLink server.

The web services should not be used to retrieve continuous, real time data via repeated polling. Instead, the SeedLink server should be used when continuous data streams are needed.

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